We should have spent at most 2 days, instead of 3, touring such a terribly small country. There were perfect transport networks and diversified choices of food. It's definitely a safe, clean, and advanced country. However, there's hardly anything that really amazes tourists. It's more a desirable place to live, rather than one for travel. We stayed in Singapore from 16th to 18th of June. Interesting places that might be considered a part of the itinerary included the Merlion Park where the Merlion stands and at the same time it's a best point to view Marina Bay Sands; Bayfront Avenue and Marina Bay Floating Stadium also best viewpoints of the luxurious hotel, ArtScience Museum, and the Avalon Singapore; Sentosa Island the giant playground with attractions such as Universal Studios, and Underwater World Singapore and Dolphin Lagoon. The last night in Singapore we had some good times walking around, drinking and dining at a very nice place called Clarke Quay.
On the 19th morning we headed towards Malaysia. It took 2.5 hours from Singapore to Mersing, Johor by bus and then 1 hour and a half from Mersing Jetty to Tioman Island by fast ferry, not to mention the time spent on getting off the bus with baggage, crossing the border between the two countries, and getting on the bus to continue on our way. Upon arrival on the island in late afternoon, we took the shuttle to Berjaya Tioman Resort. We made use of the rest of this day to rest and plan for activities for the following days. It's a nice resort. We had spa and massage, went jungle trekking, and did sea sports such as snorkeling and kayaking. For meals, we'd purchased only buffet breakfasts served by the hotel. We lunched and dined in some Singaporean or Malaysian style restaurants beside the road that connects Berjaya and the jetty. Two mostly seen animals on this island were lizards and bats on trees that ladies might generally stay away from. We also saw monkeys but beware of some starving ones that could got aggressive. The island and Berjaya Tioman Resort were both nice, but we should have spent only 3 days there. On the 24th we flew with Berjaya Air to Kuala Lumpur. It's the smallest plane I'd ever boarded. There were only 12 rows of seats.
In contrast to Singapore I didn't feel really secure in this capital of Malaysia, foods were delicious though. We toured around the city by rail. Interesting attractions on our itinerary included the landmark of Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers which were once the tallest towers in the world; the limestone hill called Batu Caves, one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India; and Thean Hou Temple, a landmark six-tiered Chinese temple. A 2-day stay in Kuala Lumpur was just right.